Township teens to perform ‘Themba’s Dream’ at festival

2017-08-30 06:02
Young singers and actors from Walmer Township form the cast of the musical Themba’s Dream which will be performed at the PE Opera House on September 9.Photo:SUPPLIED

Young singers and actors from Walmer Township form the cast of the musical Themba’s Dream which will be performed at the PE Opera House on September 9.Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE Masifunde Learner Development’s Academy of Creativity and the PE Opera House are set to host a youth drama festival that will bring together drama groups from nine different township schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay.

The groups form part of a project called Youth for Safer Communities. It activates youth to become agents of change within their school environment by running drama groups for their peers in an effort to overcome social ills by acting out the challenges they face in their everyday lives.

The drama festival will give them a platform to showcase their plays to their peers and the public.

The highlight of the festival will be the performance of Masifunde’s spectacular and fun-filled show Themba’s Dream.

Themba dreams of one day flying an aircraft and diving deep into the blue sky and leaving all the troubles of the township behind. As he stands at the fence, looking at the airport, behind him are shacks and multitudes of hopeless children whose dreams are perishing before their eyes.

The production seeks to encourage every child who has ever had a dream to keep praying and working hard until achievement comes knocking.

The cast consists of 40 young singers and 18 actors from Walmer Township.

The play was written and directed by Xabiso Zweni, with music from Sivuyile Scott.

Themba’s Dream has already enjoyed great success at this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

The youth drama festival, consisting of 10 plays, will take place on September 9 at the PE Opera House from 11am to 6pm. Entry is free.

Themba’s Dream will take place from 5pm to 6pm.

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